Proventil Hfa

  • Asthma/COPD

Proventil Hfa Generic Name & Formulations

General Description

Albuterol 90mcg/inh; metered-dose aerosol; contains hydrofluoroalkane; CFC-free.

Pharmacological Class

Beta-2 agonist.

How Supplied

Inhalation aerosol—6.7g (200 inh)


Generic Availability


Proventil Hfa Indications



Proventil Hfa Dosage and Administration

Adults and Children

<4yrs: Use other forms. ≥4yrs: 2 inh every 4–6hrs as needed; 1 inh every 4hrs may suffice. Exercise-induced bronchospasm: 2 inh 15–30 minutes before exercise.

Proventil Hfa Contraindications

Not Applicable

Proventil Hfa Boxed Warnings

Not Applicable

Proventil Hfa Warnings/Precautions


Avoid excessive use. Sensitivity to sympathomimetics. Discontinue if paradoxical bronchospasm or cardiovascular effects occur. Cardiovascular disease (eg, coronary insufficiency, arrhythmias, hypertension). Diabetes. Ketoacidosis. Hyperthyroidism. Seizure disorders. Reevaluate periodically. Elderly. Labor & delivery. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers: not recommended.

Proventil Hfa Pharmacokinetics

See Literature

Proventil Hfa Interactions


Avoid MAOIs, tricyclics within 14 days (increased cardiovascular effects). Oral sympathomimetics: not recommended. Antagonized by β-blockers. Monitor digoxin. Caution with other drugs that may lower serum potassium (eg, diuretics).

Proventil Hfa Adverse Reactions

Adverse Reactions

Tremor, nervousness, headache, dizziness, excitement, insomnia, weakness, tachycardia, epistaxis, hypokalemia, local irritation, paradoxical bronchospasm; immediate hypersensitivity reactions (eg, rash, urticaria, angioedema); rare; metabolic acidosis.

Proventil Hfa Clinical Trials

See Literature

Proventil Hfa Note

Not Applicable

Proventil Hfa Patient Counseling

See Literature